I thought it would be a good time to post an update on those lilacs I planted a while back.
Really? You don't believe me?
Okay, fine. Yes, all the little free ones died. Since they didn't have much of a root system, I'm not too surprised. A bit disappointed, but not surprised. It was still worth the attempt though. So, today, I went to the garden centre, and bought four new ones to replace them. While costing significantly more, the silver lining here is that I got four different varieties, and so will have a nice show of flowers (hopefully) in the years to come.
From front to back:
Syringa pubescens microphylla 'Superba': littleleaf lilac with rosy pink flowers
Syringa vulgaris 'Aucubaefolia': double blue flowers
Syringa vulgaris 'President Poincare': magenta red flowers
Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation': purple and white flowers